Awards and Prizes for NGOs and Individuals around the World

Here is a list of the awards and prizes offered by various international, national, governmental and inter-governmental agencies around the world.

SEED Awards 2019: Identifying Innovative and Promising Start-Up Eco-Inclusive Enterprises

Deadline: 2 April 2019 Is your start-up enterprise innovative, locally driven, and eco-inclusive? Is your enterprise making significant contributions to inclusive climate change mitigation and/or adaptation? Does your enterprise aim to replicate business activities in another region or country? If yes, then apply for the SEED Awards to take your enterprise to the next level. The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to identify the … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for ASEAN Prize 2019!

Deadline: 11 March 2019 ASEAN is seeking nominations for the ASEAN Prize 2019 that is a prestigious regional award which aims to acknowledge the inspiring and outstanding achievements of an individual or organisation in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting the ASEAN spirit and championing the ASEAN way. In 2018, the inaugural ASEAN Prize was awarded to Ms Erlinda Uy Koe, a dedicated community leader from the Philippines, honouring her exemplary contributions to the cause of an inclusive … [Read more...]

UNDP Call for Concept Notes: Waste Recovery Innovation Challenge (WRIC) for Ghanaians

Deadline: 1 March 2019 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands has announced a call for concept notes from the private sector for the 1st edition of its ‘Waste’ Recovery Innovation Challenge (WRIC). The Challenge aims to provide technical and financial support (max. $40,000 each) to business ideas that will promote and/or test innovative solutions for the recovery of waste materials and their transformation into other essential … [Read more...]

GCHERA: Seeking Nominations for World Agriculture Prizes 2019

Deadline: 30 April 2019 Nominations are open for GCHERA World Agriculture Prizes 2019 with an aim to encourage the development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission. GCHERA has the mission to encourage mutual understanding and global co-operation among higher education associations and their constituent member … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Japan Foundation Awards 2019: Inviting Individuals or Organizations Worldwide!

Deadline: 29 March 2019 Nominations are open for Japan Foundation Awards 2019 that are presented to individuals or organizations that have significantly contributed to the promotion of international mutual understanding and friendship through their academic, artistic or cultural activities and are expected to continue to do so. Individual recipients or the representative of a recipient organization will be invited and requested to attend the presentation ceremony, which will be held in … [Read more...]

Embassy of Canada to Italy: Inviting Nominations for Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2019

Deadline: 1 April 2019 The Embassy of Canada to Italy is inviting applications for the Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2019 to provide funding to Italian innovation experts, researchers, scientists, startuppers, creative industries professionals, and innovative individuals to undertake a trip to Canada to develop collaborative projects. Priority Areas Diversity and Inclusion An interconnected, evolving global landscape Emerging technologies Global peak population New ways of … [Read more...]

Komla Dumor Award 2019: Seeking Applications for Rising Star of African Journalism

Deadline: 26 February 2019 The BBC is seeking applications for the rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2019. Benefits The BBC will pay for the winner’s flights to and from the UK and for their visa. They will also arrange and pay for the winner’s accommodation in London during their placement. The winner will receive £2,000 per month for the three month placement to cover their living expenses and a one-off payment of £5,000 as a contribution … [Read more...]

The 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize: A Chance to Win up to $10,000 USD

Deadline:  For Nominations: 22 February 2019 For Applications: 8 March 2019 Applicants are invited to apply for the 2019 Grassroots Justice Prize competition to recognize grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands. The competition will honor the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and public institutions that have demonstrated remarkable innovation, impact, and/or sustainability in … [Read more...]

Entries Open for FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards 2019

Deadline: 15 March 2019 The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, have launched the sixth edition of the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards. The 2019 Awards include a new, special category on harnessing technology for people with disabilities, supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The new category was announced by World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva at the Global Disability Summit organised by … [Read more...]

2020 Zayed Sustainability Prize: Calling Global Sustainability Pioneers

Deadline: 30 May 2019 Submissions are open for the 2020 edition of the Zayed Sustainability Prize. UAE’s pioneering global award issues global call to organisations and high schools to submit their sustainability solutions and projects. The Prize’s five categories are designed to closely align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reward global organisations that empower and enhance disadvantaged communities, while also inspiring schools to nurture the next … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2019 Rwanda Woman of Courage Award

Deadline: 18 February 2019 The U.S. Embassy has announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Rwanda Woman of Courage Award. This annual award recognizes women from around the country who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment in Rwanda. The first U.S. Embassy Rwanda Woman of Courage Award was launched in 2015. The Woman of Courage Award honors women who are making … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Georg Forster Research Award to Win Upto EUR 60,000

Deadline: 28 February 2019 Nominations are open for Georg Forster Research Award to internationally renowned academics from developing and transition countries. The objective of the Georg Forster Research Award is to honour the recipients’ life’s work to date. Award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. Benefits The award amount totals €60,000. In Germany, research awards are … [Read more...]

2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize inviting Non-Profit or For-Profit Organisations of U.S.

Deadline: 30 April 2019 Nominations are open for 2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize which seeks out innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is open to non-profit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that are tackling America’s most pressing challenges through social innovation. In 2019, they will award up to ten Prizes, each including a cash award of … [Read more...]

TIAW: Inviting Nominations for World of Difference 100 Awards

Deadline: 31 March 2019 The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) is inviting nominations for 2018-2019 World of Difference 100 Award to recognize women, and men, whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide. Whether the candidate is working on a small scale in the developing world or making an impact at the topic of the world’s biggest businesses, whether your candidate is well known or an unsung heroine or hero, we want you to tell us … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2019 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Deadline: 30 April 2019 Nominations are open for the fifth edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) 2019 which is funded by the Government of Japan. The UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) honours outstanding projects by individuals, institutions and organizations related to ESD. Prize Information The Prize annually rewards three outstanding ESD projects and programmes promoting ESD with USD 50,000 … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations for 2019 WANGO Awards! Honouring Non-Governmental Organizations throughout the World

Deadline: 15 July 2019 The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) is seeking nominations for WANGO Awards Program to honor non-governmental organizations from throughout the world that demonstrate extraordinary effort, innovation, leadership, and excellence in providing service to humanity. The Universal Peace Award is awarded to an outstanding individual whose work involves them with the non-governmental community and who contributes substantially to world peace and … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: 2019 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award

Deadline: 28 February 2019 Nominations are open for 2019 New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, ground-breaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture. Within the scope of the New Innovator Program, investigators will have the freedom to explore new … [Read more...]

Apply for Young Champions of the Earth Prize 2019

Deadline: 31 March 2019 Are you a change-maker, rain-maker, ground-breaker? Do you see opportunity, where others see crisis? Do you want to change the world? If yes, then apply for the Young Champions of the Earth Prize 2019. UN Environment is seeking applications for its “Young Champions of the Earth” with an aim to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 who have outstanding potential to create a positive environmental impact. The Prize In 2019, seven Young … [Read more...]

Apply for “Together we’re better” – The Swiss Youth and Future Prize 2019!

Deadline: 31 March 2019 Are you under 35? Are you actively involved in sustainable development in an international development cooperation country? If so, then apply for "Together we’re better" - The Swiss Youth and Future prize 2019. SDC and SECO are looking for innovative projects, initiatives and ideas for projects run by young Swiss people that can help advance sustainable development and fight poverty in developing and transition countries. Project based Prizes The five best … [Read more...]

2019 Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award: Inviting Indonesian & Australian Journalists

Deadline: 8 February 2019 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, is seeking applications for its 2019 Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award. The Award is open to high-achieving journalists from print, radio, television and online media organisations at any stage of their career. Award recipients spend up to two weeks in Indonesia/Australia on a fully funded program coordinated by the Australia-Indonesia Institute and the Public Diplomacy Branch of the Department of … [Read more...]